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Anita Hajivandi doesn't warm up easily to the attention she receives for her good deeds in the community of Rutland, Ohio, and the surrounding towns in the Appalachian foothills. A devout church-goer, her faith and humble roots in the same region drove her and her husband, Mo, to start a restaurant out of their home's kitchen, where a menu listing courses inspired by her upbringing helped keep her in touch with her childhood and the local resources. With the COVID Pandemic having shut down the operation, Hajivandi continues to give back and help feed the community with the local food drive at her church.

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